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“Croft Port Wine Lodges is Simply Wonderful”

Croft Port Wine Lodges
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Owner description: In Croft’s magnificent wine cellars, professional and highly educational tours take place all year round, seven days a week, from 10 am to 6 pm. On arrival you will be offered a free Port wine tasting. Afterwards you may, if you wish, taste aged Tawnies, superb vintage Ports or even enjoy an exceptional combination of Port and chocolate. Our visitors’ centre offers a captivating atmosphere, reminiscent of the Company’s 420 years of history and tradition.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

What better way to spend time in Porto. Sitting in the sunshine, and drinking some of the most exquisite port available. The tour of the lodges lasts around 30 minutes, but at 2 euros it is a bargain. The tour guides are very entertaining, and extremely knowledgeable about the whole port process, and history.

The port lodge allows visitors to sample all types of Croft port, whilst consuming cheese! :)

I wish I was there now, as it was fantastic!

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

My husband and I were in Gaia on Fat Tuesday and everything was closed. EVERYTHING. And it was raining. What a joy it was, finding Croft open, warm and serving fabulous port wine. The tour was very informative and the staff was wonderful. So happy they were open!! FYI...they're owned by the same company that owns Taylor and the tours are very similar. Do the tour at one and just a tasting at the other. :)

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

There is nothing to fault this little gem of an attraction. Admittedly, it's not the easiest to locate but when you find it you'll be very glad you made the effort. The staff are just delightful and are so very welcoming. Check ahead for tour times in your chosen language. The tastings are excellent too

1  Thank Jonathan10086
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

From the moment we walked in the door, we felt completely cared for by the small staff working the tourism side of the Croft business. The price of 3 euros for a tour including three tastings is the going rate in the Vila Nova de Gaia neighborhood. Get there 10-15 minutes before the tour starts as you will have two of the port tastings beforehand. After the tour of the working cellar area with a lovely guide, we were given our third tasting. I also ordered the white port as I had never heard of it before visiting the region. It was quite inexpensive at 0,60 euro. In total, we were on the premises for about 45 minutes to an hour, and I was impressed with the professionalism of the staff the entire time. I would recommend a tour to Croft to anyone!

1  Thank RunsAmok
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Very nice guided tour for reasonable price (3eur for guided visit of port cellars + 3 tastings of different Porto wines with explanation of each). Guide was very friendly and professional with perfect guiding skills in English. The only thing that you should be aware of is that bottles of Croft Porto wine can be cheaper in some of groceries than in Croft Port Wine Lodges.

1  Thank 2jsek
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